Text in Film - a video essay | Flick Head

We’ve all heard the expression “show, don’t tell.” In cinema, visual storytelling is key to keeping one’s viewer engaged in the narrative. But what happens when text must be displayed in a movie, and can it be used to one’s advantage? Tune in for a look at some creative and not-so-creative ways filmmakers incorporate text into a visually dominant medium.

Connor White

Videos: 3


Framing Technology


Title Sequences & Onscreen Text